Janet Gershen-Siegel's writing, Untrustworthy
The inspirational song for this book is Bastille's Pompeii. Years later, and I am still incapable of hearing the song without thinking of the book, and vice versa.
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Bad Reviews
No matter how bad your review is, it will still be listed on your reviewer page on Amazon (yes, they exist; just click on a reviewer's name). This is a small spreading of news/linking back, and it will be helpful—almost no matter what you say. Almost.
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Middling Reviews
Because this is not a negative review, you can add some length to it. But because it's not unremittingly positive, it does not have to be lengthy. The ideal length is probably about 50 to 100 words. If you want to say more, contact the writer in private. For self-published works, editing and republishing are usually pretty easy. Hence if you find a glaring translation error, the writer can fix it. You can save the day with your review.
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Positive Reviews - Trust Agents
Just saying you loved a piece is not enough. It's better than nothing, of course. But you, too, are a writer. You can do better than that!
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Getting inspiration from life events
Can You Get Writing Inspiration From Life Events Life events can be extremely inspiring for writers. A […]
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Getting inspiration from films
Yet another thing to think about concerns the making of films. When films open, they are huge collaborative efforts which include not only the writers, actors, makeup and set people, special effects, the director, and the producer. They are also a product of budgets, and of timing. When a tragedy occurs, a film might be delayed, or even shelved indefinitely. And the same thing can happen if the star dies or becomes embroiled in a scandal. Furthermore, some films would benefit from an update in special effects technology. And others would change with our current social sensibilities regarding feminism, LGBTQ rights, and other issues.
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Getting inspiration from politics
What happens at the top of the ticket? And that doesn't have to just be in America. What about in other countries? How are leaders chosen—and who do they end up beholden to when elected? Top candidacies get a lot of press, and national leaders have nearly no time to themselves. Even bad leaders can be inundated with work. These are undoubtedly extremely stressful jobs, no matter the size of the country or the type of government.
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Getting inspiration from marriage
Widows and widowers may, consciously or unconsciously (and not necessarily fairly) compare their dearly departed with any potential new lovers to come down the pike. And conflicts can arise from everything from putting old pictures away—and taking them off the walls—to taking off the wedding ring.
Pocket Conflicts
Because the sibling relationship is often fraught with conflict, it can be the perfect vehicle for these types of conflicts. And if you have ever seen two children in the back of a car arguing about who last touched whom (or if you have ever been either of those children), or who last sat in front, then you know exactly what I am talking about.
Adventures in Career Changing | Janet Gershen-Siegel | Gender Swap
Of course, if you're not a big IP holder, you're not beholden to SOX. However, you still might want to try a gender swap on your own work, or even on works in the public domain, such as fairy tales and the like. For example, if Snow White is a man, what happens to the story? Maybe the handsome prince is a beautiful princess. Or maybe the rescuer is still a handsome prince.
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